Chapter One: The Slopes
It was a typical day on the slopes, the snow was falling lightly over the mountain, making the slopes look like a winter wonderland. Three friends, Jeff, Ryan and Will, were snowboarding their way down the trails, taking it easy and enjoying the beautiful scenery as they made their way to the chairlift for one more run before it got dark.
The air was crisp, the sky was a deep blue and the mountain was dusted with a fresh layer of snow. Everything seemed so peaceful, so perfect. Little did they know that this perfect day was about to take a turn for the worse.
As the three friends got onto the chairlift, they were filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation. They had been snowboarding for hours now and the last run of the day was sure to be an amazing experience. Little did they know, this would be an experience none of them would soon forget.
As they reached the top of the mountain, the chairlift stopped abruptly. Jeff and Ryan looked at each other in confusion, but it soon became clear that the ski patrol had switched off the lights, and they were the only ones left on the slopes.
They realized with growing panic that they had been abandoned up here, stranded in the darkness with no way down the mountain. All they could do was sit there, suspended high in the air, and pray that someone would come to their rescue before the night was through.
Chapter Two: The Wait
The night dragged on as the three friends huddled together for warmth, each passing minute seeming like an eternity. To make matters worse, it began to snow again, and the temperatures were dropping quickly.
Jeff and Will frantically tried to come up with a plan, but all their efforts were in vain. There was simply no way for them to get off the chairlift, their attempts were pointless.
Ryan, however, was content to just sit back and wait, convinced that someone would eventually come to their rescue. He was confident that the ski patrol had simply got confused and forgotten about them, and was sure that once the morning came, they’d be able to get down the mountain without any trouble.
For hours they sat, shivering in the cold, until finally they heard the sound of an engine. The ski patrol had finally arrived and the three friends had been saved.
Chapter Three: The Rescue
The ski patrol had been searching for the missing snowboarders, and once they had been found, they rushed them to safety. Jeff and Will were both exhausted, and Ryan was still shaking with fear, but they were all relieved to be off the chairlift and out of the cold.
The ski patrol took the three friends to the lodge, where they could warm up and get some much-needed rest. As they got inside and the warmth of the fire began to thaw them out, Jeff and Will thanked the ski patrol for their rescue, and for not giving up on them.
The next morning, Jeff, Ryan and Will woke up to the sun shining down on the mountains, and the snow glistening in the sunlight.
The experience on the chairlift had been a terrifying one, but now that they were safe, they could look back and appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered mountains.
Jeff, Ryan and Will never forgot their frightening ordeal on the chairlift. The experience made them more aware of the danger that comes with skiing, and the importance of being prepared and staying together.
The three friends stayed close, and for years afterwards, the last run of the day on the slopes was always a joyous experience for them, bringing back memories of being rescued and the beauty of the winter wonderland.
EXT. MOUNTAIN – DAY
A picturesque winter resort is spread out across a sprawling mountain. Thick blankets of snow smear the ground with a white sheet and the sky is painted in a brilliant icy blue. The sun glints off the snow, giving the scene a soft, ethereal glow.
EXT. SKI LIFT- DAY
The chairlift moves steadily up the mountain, rising high into the sky.
It’s our last run of the day, why not go out with a bang?
EXT. SKI RUN – DAY
Two snowboarders, JAMIE and SAM, race down a wide, groomed ski run, spraying snow in their wake. They whoop and holler with sheer joy, enjoying their final run down the mountain.
EXT. SKI LIFT – DAY
The chairlift is now at the top of the mountain, with Jamie and Sam in the last chair. They smile and wave as they ascend into the sky, their last run complete.
EXT. CHAIRLIFT TERMINAL – DAY
The lift reaches the terminal and the chair stops. Jamie and Sam unbuckle and jump down, eagerly anticipating the après ski.
EXT. SKI RUN – DAY
Suddenly, they hear a voice above them.
They turn and see a third snowboarder, JOE, chasing after them.
Wait for me!
Jamie and Sam laugh and wait as Joe gets to the lift. He hops into the chair, buckles himself in, and gives them a mischievous grin.
EXT. SKI LIFT – DAY
They start to ascend again, this time the lift is noticeably slower.
What’s taking so long?
I don’t know, looks like they’re shutting down.
EXT. SKI LIFT TERMINAL – DAY
The lift is now empty, with the exception of Jamie, Sam and Joe, still in the last chair. Suddenly, the lights go out and the lift stops.
What the hell?
Jamie and Sam look around in confusion.
Looks like we got left behind.
EXT. SKI LIFT – DAY
The three of them are now high in the air, suspended in the chairlift in total darkness. Jamie, Sam and Joe look around in horror as the reality of the situation sinks in.
It looks like the ski patrol switched off the night lights.
The three of them sit in stunned silence, their minds racing with panic.
What do we do now?
EXT. SKI LIFT – NIGHT
The night is cold and the stars are out, twinkling in the night sky. The lift is still and the three of them are still in the chair, huddled together in the darkness.
It’s been hours and still nothing.
I don’t know what to do.
We can’t stay here all night.
Suddenly, a bright light flashes on in the distance, illuminating the ski lift. Jamie, Sam and Joe look around in confusion.
What are you three doing up there?
A ski patrol officer is standing in the distance, a flashlight in hand. The three of them look relieved.
We got stranded!
The officer shakes his head and motions for them to jump. Jamie, Sam and Joe unbuckle and jump down, grateful to be on the ground.
EXT. SKI LODGE – NIGHT
The three of them walk towards the ski lodge, now in a state of shock. The officer follows behind them, quietly. They make their way into the lodge, passing other skiers, who stare at them in disbelief.
EXT. SKI LODGE – DAY
The next morning, Jamie, Sam and Joe stand outside the lodge, exhausted from their ordeal. The sun is out and all traces of the night before are gone.
That was a close one.
Jamie and Sam nod in agreement, grateful for the new day. They smile and head down the mountain, ready for the next adventure.